December 18, 2014 @ 8:20 am
The Newseum is displaying items from the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as part of the Washington museum's exhibit on civil rights.
December 18, 2014 @ 8:08 am
The U.S. is imposing sanctions on the mother-in-law of a Mexican drug lord because she allegedly concealed assets from a drug cartel's operations around the world.
December 18, 2014 @ 7:57 am
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy posted a third straight solid gain in November.
December 18, 2014 @ 7:17 am
Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers.
December 18, 2014 @ 6:45 am
Three schools in the nation's capital are closed Thursday amid an ongoing order not to drink tap water in a section of northwest Washington because of petroleum contamination in the water system.
December 18, 2014 @ 5:32 am
Former President Jimmy Carter says he is "proud and grateful" for the president's efforts to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. Carter calls the shift in policy "courageous."
December 18, 2014 @ 12:16 am
Fresh off his 2012 re-election victory, President Barack Obama summoned senior advisers to a series of meetings, asking them to "think big" about a second-term agenda, including the possibilities of new starts with long-standing U.S. foes such as Iran and Cuba. Two years later, after painstaking secret diplomacy on separate but surprisingly similar tracks, efforts with Tehran and Havana are in full swing.
December 18, 2014 @ 12:12 am
The surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference between Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and several Republicans eyeing bids for the White House.
December 17, 2014 @ 11:25 pm
President Barack Obama's decision to pursue new relations with Cuba was driven in part by a stinging realization: Longstanding U.S. policies aimed at isolating Cuba had instead put Washington at odds with the rest of the world.
December 17, 2014 @ 10:32 pm
Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report.
December 17, 2014 @ 7:52 pm
For over half a century, the U.S. government's schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba.
December 17, 2014 @ 6:40 pm
President Barack Obama says Hanukkah teaches that one act of faith can make a miracle.
December 17, 2014 @ 6:32 pm
After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations -- a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.
December 17, 2014 @ 5:36 pm
Liberal activists eager to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a run for president are working the ground in Iowa, the pivotal early-voting state where an organizing effort is already in place -- for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
December 17, 2014 @ 5:32 pm
Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate bowls of American rice, while U.S. tourists flocked to casinos and nightclubs in Havana.